Who we are
FluoroProducts and PFAS for Europe (FPP4EU) is a sector group of Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council).
The group was set up to represent the views of producers, importers, and users of fluorinated products and PFAS and other parties with an interest in the fluorinated products and PFAS sector group activities in Europe. Our members produce, import and use over 300 PFAS in nearly all subgroups as defined by the OECD. FPP4EU does not represent individual PFAS substances, but represents the group as a whole.
FPP4EU, understands and supports the need for balanced regulatory action to protect human health and environment
The aim is to jointly come to a final regulatory measure which is science-informed, implementable and enforceable, whilst still enabling the EU to meet its Green Deal objectives. The only way to achieve this goal, is through collaboration, which is why FPP4EU established a ‘Collaboration Platform’.
These monthly Collaboration Platform meetings enable downstream users to connect with manufacturers, importers, and other users to gain insights into the varied applications and uses of PFAS. When relevant, these meetings are opened up to EU policymakers and national authorities. They form a good opportunity for authorities to further clarify ongoing EU policy developments, while manufacturers can answer questions on value chains, and differences in fluorinated chemistries, all within the boundaries of the EU competition compliance rules.
As sector group of Cefic, FPP4EU is registered in the EU transparency register and adhering to the related code of conduct. FPP4EU, via Cefic and its individual member companies, is also part of Responsible Care®, the global chemical industry’s voluntary initiative, which – beyond legislative and regulatory compliance – commits companies, national chemical industry associations and their partners to:
Continuously improve the environmental, health, safety and security knowledge and performance of our technologies, processes and products over their life cycles so as to avoid harm to people and the environment.
Use resources efficiently and minimise waste.
Report openly on performance, achievements and shortcomings.
Listen, engage and work
Listen, engage and work with people to understand and address their concerns and expectations.
Cooperate with governments and organisations in the development and implementation of effective regulations and standards, and to meet or go beyond them.
Provide help and advice to foster the responsible management of chemicals by all those who manage and use them along the product chain.